Saturday, February 13, 2016

When silence is not golden

There is an old adage which says “Silence is golden.” But a few random incidents in recent times seem to indicate to a radical...

Matter of Symbols

Despite so much said on the matter, nobody seems moved. The once imposing figure of a monarch taming a rogue elephant was once upon...

Public Space in Doubt

The trouble with the notion of legitimacy in Manipur is, it has in the past few decades come to be seen as something quite...

Wasteful Litigations

Who ultimately pays for all the court cases the government gets to fight perennially, round the year every year? No prizes for guessing it...

Futility of past as model for future

One of Manipur’s most problematic issues awaiting a resolution is a general mindset entrapped in the pre-modern time frame, when the rest of the...

Art and Science of Communication

Public sphere communication can take many forms. Variations are contingent on the cultural specifics. There are regional peculiarities in communication and Manipur is no...

Climate Change Awe

Winter in Manipur has been severe this year. It would have been a lot harsher for the poor, for indeed, as it is, winter...

Honesty as Revolution

Corruption has become such a crippling issue in Manipur today, and everybody knows it too, yet precious little has ever been done to seriously...

Sponsored Economy Woes

The Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi’s worry at the thought of the Centre ending the special category status for North East states, ought to be...

Moderating Ethnicity

The question of ethnic identity has been a preoccupation of the Northeast for quite some time now. The issue is sensitive and it does...

Songs of Dark Times

So many people, particularly journalists who come to Manipur return with the impression that it is a failed state. Most of these assumptions are...

Security Inflicting Insecurity

The sight of men in uniform has increasingly created a sense of insecurity among the local population especially in conflict zones whether it is...

Banality of evil

Quite obviously, the last word has not been said on the confession by Manipur Police head constable Thounaojam Herojit that he was indeed the...

Honest Media

Not as opposed to a free media, but in addition to being a free media, what is also extremely important is giving substance to...

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